Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

5 June

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #4

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • NIC826, NIAGARA, MALMÖ UNIVERSITY

Welcome to the fourth IUR Brown Bag Seminar of the semester! Presenters: Martin Grander and Tapio Salonen Title: Studies in housing and welfare – an interdisciplinary research environment on housing provision and equal living conditions This is a Brown Bag Seminar, feel free to bring your own lunch. Want to know more about the IUR Brown Bag […]

11 - 14 June

DIY Urbanism and Everyday Practices of Sustainability in Detroit: Lessons from Urban Africa in America’s “Comeback” City

  • Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

Stephen Marr will present “DIY Urbanism and Everyday Practices of Sustainability in Detroit: Lesson from Urban Africa in America’s Comeback City” at the 8th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS). Abstract: The paper situates Detroit in a conversation with African cities that share similar experiences of precarity, inequality, and urban comportment(s) often characterized by improvisation […]

12 June

IUR Brown Bag Seminar #5

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • NIC826, NIAGARA, MALMÖ UNIVERSITY

Welcome to the fifth IUR Brown Bag Seminar of the semester! Presenter: Tina Gudrun Jensen  Title: The transformation of Vesterbro: an ethnographic film project on gentrification in Copenhagen This is a Brown Bag Seminar, feel free to bring your own lunch. Want to know more about the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series? Check the full program here. If […]

16 - 19 June

IUR Researchers at the 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting

  • Trondheim, Norway

Hosted by the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) is coming up in June. IUR Researchers will organize the following sessions: Property in Practice In this session we seek to explore how conceptions of property inform urban development and everyday urban practice. Property […]

30 - 5 June - July

Sustainable Planning Amidst Precarity: Lessons from Urban Africa

  • Malawi

The seed grant will finance a weeklong workshop in Malawi from 30 June – 5 July 2019.The project seeks to generate socially relevant research and catalyze relationships between educational institutions, civic organizations, and society. First, we aim to bring African researchers, city planners, civil society representatives, and practitioners into discussion on the practical and political […]

27 - 30 August

Maquiladora Paradise: the Unfolding of Racial Capitalism in Yucatán, Mexico

  • Imperial College London, London, UK

Claudia Fonseca Alfaro will present a paper titled “Maquiladora Paradise: the Unfolding of Racial Capitalism in Yucatán, Mexico” in the upcoming RGS-IBG 2019 Conference that will take place at Imperial College London in August. Abstract: The expansion of the Export Processing Zone model—known as maquiladoras in the Mexican context—came to Yucatán in the 1980s, as neoliberal […]